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Syntax in On the Death of Anne Bronte

Syntax Examples in On the Death of Anne Bronte:

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"I 've lived..."   (Text of the Poem)

In English, the present-perfect verb construction “I have lived” describes attributes or experiences rather than completed actions. In using this form, the speaker suggests that this experience of her sister’s dying hour is a part of her. She has experienced death as if it were her own parting hour by being in the presence of her sister’s parting hour.

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